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Debate Forum Left 11/24/10 : Dayton City Paper

As most of you know, Ohio has been taken hostage by the Party of “No.” Here is a paragraph from an excellent article.

Unfortunately, putting that money back in our taxpayers’ pockets is not a reality. If Ohio’s high-speed passenger rail project is “dead,” then we can kiss our $400 million grant, thousands of jobs, freight rail infrastructure upgrade plans and subsequent economic development opportunities goodbye. New York, California, Illinois, and Florida were among the states quick to raise their hands and ask for Ohio’s piece of the pie. Even the terminator, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, was in disbelief over Kasich’s statements, announcing “it is with a certain sense of astonishment that we note recent announcements from some of our gubernatorial colleagues that they are uninterested in federal contributions to their high-speed rail systems.” Astonishment is right.

There is something really important in this little item. It looks to the future.

Debate Forum Left 11/24/10 : Dayton City Paper.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

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